Dancing Queen

Inspiration sparked when I went to my local market and discovered they carried a new brand of various simple syrups. A few caught my eye, but one in particular, the blueberry mint. I find most of my inspiration in day to day encounters, so rather than purchasing this item, I knew I could make myContinue reading “Dancing Queen”

Tomato Parmesan Tortellini Soup

Out of all the soups I’ve experimented with, I think this is by far the best soup I’ve ever cooked. This hearty soup will be on heavy rotation during the winter months at your house, I promise! With tortellini, sweet (or hot if you prefer!) sausage, and a delicious creamy tomato parmesan base, I thinkContinue reading “Tomato Parmesan Tortellini Soup”

Pumpkin Pie Martini

If you like pumpkin pie, you’ll fall head over heals for this martini. Flavors of pumpkin, cinnamon, and cream come together to give the impression that you’re literally drinking pumpkin pie. I’ve been trying to fully embrace the fall spirit and with that obviously comes ALL THINGS FALL. This is my first time experimenting withContinue reading “Pumpkin Pie Martini”

Maple Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

During the Autumn months, I turn to soup as one of my favorite dishes. It’s warm, comforting, and the perfect comfort food as the days begin to get shorter and the nights much colder. I’ve made butternut squash soup without roasting it AND without adding the sweet component of maple syrup and I often findContinue reading “Maple Roasted Butternut Squash Soup”

Apple Crisp Muffins

It’s starting to truly feel like Fall in Maine; the leaves are turning color, the nights are crisp, and Autumn activities are in full swing. Fall is by far my favorite season and these muffins are the perfect breakfast to get you into the spirit of Fall. These muffins are a great way to useContinue reading “Apple Crisp Muffins”

Simple Salmon Florentine

Something that I never used to love but I’m gradually starting to gravitate towards is serving seafood with pasta. I’ve always loved shrimp scampi, but lately I’ve been branching out by cooking with different shellfish, i.e. scallops, lobster, haddock, etc. in a variety of pasta dishes. My newest creation is this Simple Salmon Florentine. WithContinue reading “Simple Salmon Florentine”

Royal Squeeze

Empress Gin is by far one of my favorite liquors to experiment with. The stunning color morphs any drink into a magical masterpiece. This drink is no exception. Not only does it have a beautiful vibrant pink hue, the flavors come together to create something really special. Notes of grapefruit, basil, cucumber, and lemon createContinue reading “Royal Squeeze”

Spaghetti Squash on the Half Shell

Spaghetti Squash is one of my favorite squash’s to cook with. When cooked, the squash has an incredibly unique texture that almost exactly replicates cooked pasta. I discovered this fruit (weird I know!) two years ago and haven’t stopped using it as a healthy alternative to its starchy counterpart. In this recipe, I replicated aContinue reading “Spaghetti Squash on the Half Shell”

Grapefruit Basil Martini

Once again, inspiration strikes when I visit Connor’s parents. Jean recently bought Ketel One’s Botanical Grapefruit and Rose Vodka and wanted to create a crafty cocktail with it. In the pantry, we found Wild Moon’s Lavender Liquor and began the process of concocting a unique and inspired beverage. This refreshing grapefruit martini tastes as ifContinue reading “Grapefruit Basil Martini”

Yum Yum Shrimp

This is an appetizer that Connor’s parents introduced to me a couple years ago that I’ve been obsessed with since. This is a copycat version that I came up with to mimic The Black Whale’s dish in New Bedford named Boom Boom Shrimp. The creamy, sweet, and spicy sauce that coats crispy fried shrimp isContinue reading “Yum Yum Shrimp”